Daily Archives: August 5, 2018

Health Advantages of Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamins and minerals are essential for the proper functioning of our body. There are different types of minerals which help our body functions in various ways. A deficiency of the needed minerals cause harm to the function of our body. Vitamins and minerals are present in the food we consume each day. Some foods are rich in certain types of minerals while others may have an abundance of some other minerals. Let's take a look at some of the minerals, their functions and their source.

Sodium balances electrolytes and fluids. It also helps in contraction of muscles and transmissions in nerve impulse. Sodium can be found in soy sauce, meats, bread, salt and milk. Chloride preserves the balance of electrolytes and fluids. It helps in the process of digestion. Meats, soy sauce, eggs, salt and milk are rich in chlorides.

The purpose of Potassium in the body is to uphold the balance of electrolytes and fluids, integrity of the cells, contractions of muscles and transmissions of nerve impuls. Daily food stuffs like acorn squash, potatoes, spinach, artichoke, carrots, broccoli, tomato juice, green beans, grapefruit juice, avocado, strawberries, banana, watermelon, cod and milk have ample supplies of potassium.

Calcium helps in the production of strong teeth and bones and aids in clotting of blood. Calcium is in abundance in yogurt, Swiss cheese, milk, tofu, cheddar cheese, green beans, broccoli, sardines, spinach etc.

Phosphorus is another important mineral which assists in proper forming of bones, teeth and cells. It also holds up the balance of acid-base in the body. Animal foods like eggs, poultry, meats, milk and fish are rich in Phosphorous.

Magnesium helps in maintaining mineralization of bones, build up of proteins, nerve impulse transmission, contraction of muscles and immunity. The mineral is present in artichokes, spinach, broccoli, tomato juice, tofu, green beans, cashews, black-eyed peas, halibut, .navy beans, sunflower seeds and pinto beans,
Iron transmits oxygen all over the cells of our body. Parsley, shrimp, artichoke, spinach, tomato juice, beef liver, clams, broccoli, tofu and green beans contains iron deposits for your body.

Zinc is a division of numerous enzymes. It takes part in the creation of genetic objects and in the production of proteins. Zinc transfers vitamin A, improvements perception of taste, heals wound, produces sperm and assists in the healthy growth of fetus. Spinach, green peas, green beans, broccoli, lentils, oysters, lean ground beef, tomato juice, plain yogurt, shrimp, crab, Swiss cheese, tofu, turkey (dark meat), lean ham, lean sirloin steak, ricotta cheese etc have sufficient Zinc supply.

It is important to ensure your body gets sufficient supply of the necessary vitamins and minerals for its good function. …

Eat Your Way Out of Your Sinus Infection Symptoms – A Simple 5-Day Detox Plan

Do you send your car for maintenance after some time so that when it comes out from the mechanic’s garage, you can hear the vroom sound again?

If you do, just think about this. Your car is not on the go 24 hours a day, you do turn off your engine and allow it to rest. However, human do not rest, our heart has to keep pumping every second and all the other vital organs have to perform their specific functions, so how do we allow them to take their much deserved rest other than sleeping. Yes, we need to detox – time to make a clean start, as we know that too much accumulated toxins can aggravate your sinus infection symptoms , or do you feel low at times or need to shed a few pounds for that beach party.

Here is a 5-day detox plan which is safe and natural and especially for sinus sufferers as this diet has foods to avoid and to take when you are having the allergy.

If you have not been exercising, try to brisk walk for about 15-30 minutes, breathe deeply – relaxing and this simple breathing exercise can instantly relief your sinus!

Day 1-3

  • Eat a diet of fresh fruit and green vegetables only. The sources listed below are excellent for your sinus infections symptoms.
  • Sources of fruits:

  • Papaya – Vitamin C for its antihistamine effect.
  • Apples – an apple a day keeps the doctor or even the dentist away still rings true as it contains pectin and moves any accumulation of decayed residue from foods
  • Pineapples – has enzyme bromelain, purifies the stomach and kills offensive bacteria and sinus is caused by bacteria growing in your head!
  • Grapes, berries – cleanse the mucus.
  • Sources of vegetables : –
  • Carrots, spinach (converted to Vitamin A known to boost immune system to combat sinusitis), broccoli (Vitamin E), green peppers, parsley, eggplant (flavonoids), kale, asparagus, yellow corn, sweet potato.
  • Drink water, 5 or more glasses a day to flush out the toxins. No alcohol, coffee, tea, milk, sugar or salt and no smoking.

Day 4

  • Prepare a green salad with parsley as it contains zinc which helps to resist sinus infection symptoms and also to ensure good bladder health, watercress to help the liver to neutralize noxious pollutants invading your body, grated beetroot for production of red blood cells.
  • Sprinkle some raw onions or garlic (if you cannot stand the taste, roast lightly) as they are anti-viral and also make your mucus less sticky.

Ahh, you can now treat yourself to a cup of dandelion coffee – to stimulate the flow of bile.

Day 5 and onwards (if you wish to continue)

  • Make your favorite breakfast – whole grain bread and butter, some honey and a cup of dandelion coffee if you so wish. Have a salad of above which you can add some unsalted nuts – almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts, sunflower seeds as they contain vitamin E and high in antioxidants. You